Browsing All posts tagged under »elder abuse«

The Nature of Violent Crimes Against the Elderly

July 3, 2012 by

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What with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Karen Klein story, elder abuse is suddenly in the spotlight. Unfortunately, there is no national data source that gives a quantitative overview of elder abuse. The two biggest sources of crime data in this country – the FBI’s UCR data and the National Crime Victimization Survey […]

Lessons Learned from Abuse of Bus Monitor Karen Klein

June 21, 2012 by

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Karen Klein, an older bus monitor in Greece, New York, is shown in this ten minute video being verbally abused by a group of middle school students. The footage is disturbing and upsetting. In response, a fundraising effort on indiegogo to give Klein a vacation has brought in over $134,000 and the numbers keep going […]

A Senior Flash Mob for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 19, 2012 by

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The terms “flash mob” and “senior” rarely belong in the same sentence, but some seniors and volunteers in Massachusetts staged a flash mob – complete with singing “When I’m 64” at a supermarket to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Video proof below: Elder abuse is a particularly difficult crime to recognize and respond to. […]

TSA Pretends to Lose Interest in Patting Down Your Gran

March 14, 2012 by

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Oh, TSA. Shall I compare thee to a stupid agency? Oh wait, there’s no one out there doing security work as badly as you are. I’m glad you aren’t as interested in patting down the elderly. But reading through the official release carefully, here’s what it boils down to for older travelers: TSA is going to […]